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News and Information about Dogs, Cats, and Pet Products

Open Farm is one of the newest brands we started carrying at Two Bostons!  They offer your cats and dogs with the highest quality kibble along with dog treats and they just introduced their Freeze-Dried Dog Food.  We wanted them in our stores, not only because your pets will love their product but also because of their very high standards. Here is why you should give them a try today! (Added bonus: All products are 20% off until 11/22/17)

  • Nutrition ~ Premium nutrition, delivered naturally. Open Farm is a family-run business, so they choose farmers that share the same exceptional quality.  The grain-free recipes focus on a limited set of premium proteins, fruits and veggies that are raised naturally, responsibly and humanely.They stay away from unhealthy fillers:
      • All Open Farm recipes are 100% grain-free
      • They never use any corn, wheat, soy or rice
      • Absolutely NO animal byproducts
      • Free from meat meals – using only ocean-caught fish
    • Nutritious ingredients in every recipe:
      • Non-GMO fruits and veggies
      • Include generous portions of nutritious coconut and fish oils
      • Use prebiotic fibers in every batch to support healthy digestion
      • Their recipes are designed for rotation
      • Options that are 100% poultry free and potato free
  • Animal Welfare ~ Raising the bar for farm animal welfare. They source all of their meat from animals that are raised with kindness and respect. Not only does this result in happier and healthier farm animals, it leads to a higher quality of meat for our pets!
  • Sustainability ~ Better food from a sustainable source. Sustainable Fishing, Farming and Packaging!
  • Partners ~ Partnerships that make a difference. Open Farm partners with third party organizations that are leaders in humane and sustainable sourcing practices, so you can trust that your pet’s food is coming from a good place.
  • Transparency ~ Pet food you can trust. Where your pet’s food comes from shouldn’t be a mystery. That is why they provide detailed information on every ingredient used in the recipes. 

Open Farm freeze-dried dog food is an upgrade to their already amazing kibble. The freeze-dried raw recipes are made with humanely raised meats, organic fruits and veggies, topped with superfoods like organic coconut oil and tumeric. You can use their freeze-dried raw food as a meal, or a mixer to kibble.  Just scoop add water and serve! You can get a bag of Open Farm freeze-dried in a variety of recipes: Grass-Fed Beef, Homestead Turkey, Surf & Turf and Harvest Chicken.

Try Open Farm today and receive 20% off until 11/22/17!

You know we love to bring you the highest quality food available for your pooch…that’s why you need to know about Zignature.

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What is Zignature? It is a limited ingredient kibble that is made in the USA. All Zignature formulas contain no chicken, chicken fat, chicken meals, chicken eggs or chicken by-products…making it the perfect choice pets with a chicken sensitivity.

Additionally, it contains no corn, wheat or soy and is manufactured with all natural ingredients. You won’t find any fillers, artificial flavors, preservatives or colors in this food.

Plus, you will find that this limited ingredient food is potato free as well! Potatoes have a high glycemic index and can cause difficulties for dogs ~ even when on a grain free diet. That’s why Zignature uses chickpeas and garden peas as their binder. This is an awesome nutritionally complete meat diet and are made with turkey & turkey meal, Lamb & Lamb Meal or Trout & Salmon meal as the first and second ingredients.

This food is a great option for the allergy prone and steel stomach dog alike.  So what are you waiting for? Give it a try.

Are you feeding your dog fast food every day?

You could be if you are feeding a species inappropriate diet.

Much like us, our pets need an appropriate diet for a full and healthy life. While it’s true that we could survive on a diet that consists of only fast food, the quality of our health would not be great. And, chances are, we would meet an untimely death or massive medical bills due to high cholesterol and/or heart problems.

I know it’s difficult to hear, but the same holds true for our pets. If they are not getting the right nutrition, how can we expect them to lead full and healthy lives?

So, what does a species appropriate diet consist of?

Well, first and foremost, grain free is a must. Dogs thrive on quality protein and healthy fats.

One of the foods we recommend for a balance of both is Merrick Grain Free.


It comes in four protein varieties: Chicken, Duck, Pork and Buffalo. Each one contains sweet potato and provides balanced nutrition with real whole foods sourced from local farmers. This natural, grain free formula dog food is ideal for all life stages and all breeds of dogs with a focus on naturally nutrient rich ingredients to support overall health.

The proteins used in this food help build and maintain lean, healthy muscle tissue in your pooch. A healthy skin and coat is supported with omega fatty acids and joint health is supported with glucosamine.

These foods contain 70% protein and 30% fresh produce which fortifies your dog’s diet with potatoes, sweet potato, peas, apples and blueberries offering vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The easily digestible carbohydrates like potatoes and sweet potatoes offer the benefit of sustained energy without upsetting grain-sensitive systems.

All of Merrick’s food is locally source farm fresh ingredients to ensure the highest quality. As a result, Merrick recipes don’t contain any ingredients from China and are made in their five-star kitchen and manufacturing facilities that uphold the strict guidelines well defined by the FDA.

Check out the Grain Free line of kibble from Merrick at any Two Bostons store today and get your pooch on the road to a long, healthy, happy life.